JPEG compression: a popular choice
JPEG is a very common image file format, and you may often encounter JPEG compression as a method of file size reduction. If you work with large image files, JPEG can provide a fast easy way to transforms them into a more compact format. For those who are unfamiliar with the nuances of different image formats, JPEG is a good default option.
Problems with JPEG compression
However, if you look more carefully into the details of your compression preferences and requirements, you may find that JPEG is not a good option for all users. JPEG uses lossy compression algorithms, meaning that some information us lost during the compression process. This means that the resulting image is lower in quality than the original, and can pose a problem for professionals.
Alternative ways to compress a JPEG image
If you are looking for alternative ways to compress image files, try converting your JPEGs into PDF files. That way, you can take advantage of PDF compression software with lossless compression algorithms. CVISION offers a unique combination of file conversion and compression in PdfCompressor, which converts JPEG files into PDF before compressing them. You can try PdfCompressor for free when you download the trial version.